Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How many people lived in Juneau during the peak of the gold rush?

This information is pulled together for easy access in Census Alaska: Number of Inhabitants, 1792-1970, compiled by Alden Rollins in 1978.

Assuming that the height of the gold rush in Juneau was about 1915, I’ve provided figures from the 1910 and 1920 censuses.

1910
  • State: 64,356 (this was the largest number between 1880 and 1930) 
    • First Judicial District (Southeast Alaska): 15,216 
      • Juneau District: 5,854 
        • Auke village: 218 
        • Douglas town (incorporated): 1,722 
        • Juneau town (incorporated): 1,644 
        • Killisnoo village: 351 
        • Treadwell town (incorporated): 1,222 
Juneau town was a little bigger in 1900 (1,864), but all of the other locations in the Juneau District were quite a bit smaller.

1920
  • State: 55,036 
    • First Judicial District: 17,402 
        • Juneau District: 5,893 This was broken out a little differently, and may possibly include more area, as I didn’t notice Angoon or Thane on the 1910 census. 
          • Angoon village: 114 
          • Auke village: not listed 
          • Douglas town: 919 
          • Juneau town: 3,058 
          • Killisnoo village: 256 
          • Treadwell village: 325 
          • Thane village: 421 
Although the source book cannot be checked out, feel free to contact us for a lookup if you're interested in a different date or area of Alaska.

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